Four Truths – Integration – Whole Life Path
- Insight Dialogue / Metta Programs
- Barre Center For Buddhist Studies<br> 149 Lockwood Road<br> Barre, MA 01005</br> <p>Please visit the <a href="https://www.bcbsdharma.org/everything-you-need-to-know/">BCBS website</a> for further information on travel,…
- Mar 31, 2018 - Apr 8, 2019 (374 days)
Do we recognize suffering in all of its layers: personal, interpersonal, social, and in the Dhamma-essence of becoming?
Are the forces of hunger, the mechanisms of clinging, and the blinding power of ignorance intimately felt and carefully considered in our actual lives?
What do cessation, dispassion, and peace mean for us and are they real possibilities?
And this fourth truth, the Noble Eightfold Path: Has it become trivialized into a formula? If so, how does it become embodied and alive?
Insight Dialogue seeks to effect the bringing of Dhamma to life in the body, the heart, as intuitive wisdom. The power of the practice emerges as we steep in the Dhamma together, cultivating mindfulness and concentration, which allows us to harness the power of spiritual friendship and shared wisdom. This retreat will interweave meditating in dialogue with silent meditation to support ease and deep insight. There will be a particular emphasis on the integration of meditation practice into our moment to moment experience as we move through the entire retreat.
This retreat is open to anyone, including beginners to Insight Dialogue, with at least two weeks of silent retreat experience.